I use the Bissell Crosswave to clean my hardwood floors at home about one to two times a week. With have three 2-year-olds and two large dogs, the floor needs a lot of cleaning. The Bissell Crosswave is amazing because it mops and vacuums at the same time; saving me a step.
This solution saves me money on the Bissell brand cleaner and keeps our hardwood floors clean. It’s also much “greener” than the Bissell brand solution. Looking closely, you can see the clean side of my floor on the right, and the yet-to-be-cleaned side on the left.
The solution is simple. You’ll need 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon of castile soap (I prefer Dr. Bronners), and 1/8 cup of baking soda. I run a bit of hot water and then mix this solution together. This eliminates the baking soda and vinegar reaction. I pour this mix into the solution container on the Crosswave and then finish filling with hot water to the large area line. You’re ready to clean! This is enough to clean the entire first floor of my 2,400 square foot home. If your house is larger, you may need to mix more solution during your cleaning.
Disclaimer: This is the opinion of Mom. Wife. Life. This is not medical advice. Use this solution at your own will. Mom. Wife. Life. is not responsible for any damages associated with using this solution. Read your Bissell manual and know the floors of your home and what you can use on them.